In addition to your cleaning, our dentist can examine the situation of your oral health and help you determine the proper type of treatment needed to preserve and protect your smile. This may involve the use of digital X-rays, which enable us to view a closer look of your teeth and aid us in detecting hidden oral health issues. Typically, we provide either a standard cleaning or a deep cleaning. A deep cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, is a procedure that helps remove bacteria and tartar from underneath the gum line. If the situation of your oral health is severe enough, our dentist may provide you periodontal maintenance with scaling and root planing treatment.